Finland, France, Morocco 2020 – Director: Mohamed El Aboudi – Original language: Arabic – Subtitles: English – Length: 78 min.

Nothing but rocks as far as the eye can see. Animals and people go thirsty due to the aridity. In the middle of this, there is a little school. Its location is remote and not all children are allowed to attend. And yet it is their greatest wish, which is recounted in quiet, compelling images. 

We present the German Premiere of the film.

No youth rating

Mohamed El Aboudi

Born in Morocco, Mohamed El Aboudi now lives in Finland. He did his Masters in Film and Television at Bond University in Australia. His documentaries deal with intercultural aspects and issues of the Arab world.


FIGHT OF FATE, FI 2013, 56 min.
DANCE OF OUTLAWS, FI, NO, 2012, 85 min.


DOK.horizonte Competition

The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, endowed with 5,000 euros, donated by the Petra Kelly Foundation.


Winner DOK.fest Award of SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit 2021


Writer: Mohamed El Aboudi. Camera: Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen, Marita Hällfors, Päivi Kettunen. Sound: Pietari Koskinen. Editing: Lizi Gelber, Florence Bresson, Mohamed El Aboudi, Mikko Sippola. Music: Richard Horowitz, Andrew Silagy. Production: Illume Ltd. Producer: Pertti Veijalainen.

DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency 2021

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